Logtar’s 100 Must see films

We all have seen the list of the best 100 films by this group or that group. Heck I even did a whole post about it. The problem with those lists is that a lot of those movies were made before I was even born. Recently we watched The Neverending Story, one of my favorite kids films of all time. While the special effects are a little outdated.

Recently I bumped into this post by Karolczak (Its pronounced like Carol and Check put together!) and again, after seeing the list that Jim Emerson put together I wondered, don’t we have better films in our life time?

After pondering this for a while I want to come up with my own list of must see films, and well because of my age group I will probably include mostly 80s and 90s films. These are going to be the Logtar’s 100 must see films :) and better yet, lets make it a meme! So grab the list and put an asterix or bold the movies that you have seen… post them in your blog and start the virus… don’t forget to comment, linkback and trackback! and of course share with others!

Action
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Terminator
Scarface
Goodfellas
The Matrix
Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart
Equilibrium
Sin City
Full Metal Jacket
Speed
Blade
The Bookdock Saints
Charlie’s Angels
Batman Begins
The Last Samurai
Underworld
Spider-Man
Demolition Man
Kick Boxer
Enter the Dragon

Scary
The Shining
Aliens
The Sixth Sense
A Nightmare On Elm Street
Scream
The Exorcist

Kids
A Christmas Story
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Lion King
Toy Story
The Incredibles
The Karate Kid
The Neverending Story
Pirates of the Caribbean
Gremlins
Ice Age

Drama
Rain Man
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler’s List
Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby
Crash
Murderball
Cinderella Man
Interview with the Vampire
The Godfather Trilogy
Jerry Maguire
Good Will Hunting
Rounders
Blood in Blood Out
Two for the Money
The Devil’s Advocate

Comedy
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Airplane!
The Blues Brothers
Practical Magic
Wedding Crashers
How To lose a guy in 10 days
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Dumb and Dumber
There’s Something About Mary
Meet The Parents
Dodgeball
Miss Congeniality
Spanglish
The Wedding Singer
50 First Dates
The Evil Dead
Top Secret

Thriller
Pulp Fiction
The Usual Suspects
The Silence of the Lambs
Fight Club
Reservoir Dogs
Se7en
American History X
Trainspotting
The Green Mile
V for Vendetta
The Craft
The Game
The Net
Dracula
The Bourne Identity
Ocean’s Eleven
Twister

Foreign
La Vita è bella (Life is Beautiful)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Lola rennt (Run Lola Run)
Ying xiong (Hero)
Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Le Pacte des loups(Brotherhood of the Wolf)
Diarios de motocicleta (The Motorcycle Diaries)
El Crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro)
Amores Perros (Love is a Bitch)
Akira
Kôkaku kidôtai (Ghost in the Shell)

19 Responses to Logtar’s 100 Must see films

  1. Very nice list. For modern pop culture I would agree that there should be a more modern list. On yours I’ve seen 58 of the 100 and bits and pieces of about 15 of the ones I missed.

    I would recommend adding Donnie Darko to the list, making it 101.

  2. You’re talking crazy talk! What’s this hullabaloo about remaking The Never Ending Story with modern day CG and special effects?!

    BLASPHEMER!!!

  3. To much time on your hands to write that up… and not enough hours in the day to see them all

  4. btw – i’ve seen 83 of the ones on your list.

  5. Great films on there! I’ll be sure to post which ones I’ve seen!

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  7. Ok my list is up! Have a look see!

  8. I’ve seen 71 on your list

  9. Good list. You forgot Lord of the Rings!! (and can you count the Godfather trilogy as one movie?)

  10. Great list .. my favorite one is City of God, which is just about the best movie I’ve ever seen .. not on your list, I would highly recommend Y Tu Mama Tambien, a great Mexican coming-of-age road movie

  11. I stopped reading after Return of the Jedi. Come on man… Jedi? That movie was horrible. A bunch of puppets. Empire was clearly the better movie. Dark, evil… the bad guys win.

    Wait, I gotta go back up and check one more thing…

    Okay, you have Braveheart. I might forgive you now. Might.

  12. Travis is crazy too. It’s all about the Ewoks. =P

  13. I think I’ve seen all but five of these, many of which are on my top 100 as well. I was going to something similar whenever I get through watching the original AFI Top 100 list. I agree that it’s been difficult to watch some of the older films as the stories and effects have not held up. Even a co-worker of mine was telling me that he thinks comedy suffers from the same change in culture, as we’ve continually pushed the envelope.

  14. Ever here of Requiem For A Dream. It’s an amazing film and i highly recomend that you see it if you haven’t already. Also you should probably add One flew over the Cuckcoos nest, just because it’s such a fantastick peice of work. Other then that , nice list.

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  16. The Empire Strikes back was far better than Return of The Jedi. Also, since when was Gremlins a kid’s movie? (Of course, many of your categories are off. The Evil dead, for example, is hilarious but few would disagree that it’s a horror movie.)

    I’ve actually seen a lot of great movies made before I was born. John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of my favorites.

    I’ve only seen 48 of those movies.

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  18. I have two suggestions to add. Some Like It Hot (genius) and L.A Confidential (since you have Usual Suspects). A comedy and a thriller. Both my favourite.

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